This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically
Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held
on June 26-27, 2014.
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This series of brief research reports discusses the findings of two major
syntheses of research literature over the past 10 years to identify (i)
workplace and worker factors that increase the risk of work absence, and (ii)
what can we learn about workplace interventions that reduce work absence, work
productivity and financial outcomes.
presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss and describe modifiable workplace factors that contribute to work
absence across health conditions
- Able to list three factors that are consistent
- Discuss and develop an action plan for your organization
- Establish an evaluation framework to assess program success
Kelly Williams-Whitt PhD
Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Kelly Williams-Whitt is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of
Management at the University of Lethbridge, Calgary Campus. She was a registered
nurse, and has an MBA and a PhD in Labour Relations and Human Resource
Management, both from the University of Calgary. She has conducted the majority
of her research in the area of return-to-work and disability accommodation. Dr.
Williams-Whitt speaks frequently at conferences and has authored a number of
peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters on this subject. She sits on
the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, and is the
president of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association. Dr. Williams-Whitt
teaches courses in managing employee health, labour relations, employment law,
human resource management and workplace diversity. She also holds an appointment
with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada as an adjudicator for cases
falling under Part III of the Canada Labour Code.